Léo hold all the aces in Belgian Honor Division

Royal Léopold’s latest victory over Racing Club de Bruxelles means they hold an 11-point winter break lead at the top of the Belgian men’s Honor Division.

Tom Boon’s double helped earn a 3-2 victory, making it 11 wins from 13 outings and coach Agustin Corradini said to Le Soir he is particularly pleased with their form against Racing though felt they could have made life easier for themselves.

“I am extremely satisfied with the performance and commitment of all my players,” he said. “They reacted well and adopted the appropriate behaviour. 

“We had a good first period. I think we were stronger than our opponent of the day. We deserved to win but when you fail to score, it quickly becomes complicated even when you play well.”

As for the wider picture of the season to date, he added: “I am super happy and very proud of my players. We have changed our playing system quite a bit since the start of the championship. 

“I am very happy that we are the team having conceded the fewest goals during this first round. 

“This robustness of the defensive block is truly crucial. We work on this aspect a lot both in matches and in training. I’m actually very annoying about this. We do a lot of defensive drills and defensive techniques. We decided to change the focus a little because it’s really something we were missing.”

They sit 11 clear of Gantoise in second place with Braxgata a further point back in third place. In a tight race for the playoffs, Waterloo Ducks and Herakles are just behind them and Orée and Racing occupy sixth and seventh but are just three points off second.

The league now goes on a break until early March.